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      Batya Medad made aliya from New York to Israel in 1970 and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Recently she began organizing women's visits to Tel Shiloh for Psalms and prayers. (For more information, please email her.)  Batya is a newspaper and magazine columnist, a veteran jblogger and recently stopped EFL teaching.  She's also a wife, mother, grandmother, photographer and HolyLand hitchhiker, always seeing things from her own very unique perspective. For more of Batya's writings and photos, check out:

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      Nisan 9, 5770, 3/24/2010

      Chanukah, Passover and Purim, All Connected


      There's plenty more to read on my other blogs, Shiloh Musings and me-ander.  Also recommended is a visit to Tel Shiloh during Passover; special activities are scheduled for Weds and Thursday March 31st-April 1st 1st and 2nd days of Hol Hamoed 10:00-17:00. For more details contact telshilo@gmail.com .

      Chanukah, Passover and Purim, All Connected

      I'm pretty sure that I get on this basic track every year.

       

      "We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt..."
       

      So you can say: "Here we go again..." Seraphic Secret, a very popular, excellent blog, has a post about Passover and freedom and that's what got me going this morning.

       The freedom discussed in the Passover Haggadah is of loyalty, allegiance and faith to our Jewish G-d.  It's Mordechai refusing to attend King Achashverosh's festive banquet and his standing proudly, straight and tall as Haman walked by.  It's Judah the Maccabee confidently fighting for Jewish religious independence and practice when the experts told him he hadn't a a chance, too small and weak for the mighty Greeks.

      Present day, the modern State of Israel is being ruled by those who although they live in the Land of Israel,  are slaves to the United States, the United Nations, foreign leaders and alien values.

      It is not enough to be here in the Land of Israel.  We must burn away the chametz of the mind.

       

      Chag Kasher v'Sameach
      Have a Healthy, Happy and Strictly Passover
      Remember: You are What You Eat